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LinuxPR: Multicast Technologies Announces The Release Of Its Multicast Player

Nov 29, 2000, 23:36 (5 Talkback[s])

"The MCT Player is being released under an open-source license, which will enable other programmers to contribute improvements to subsequent player updates."

"Multicast Technologies, Inc., announced today that the company is releasing the Internet's first multicast audio player, The MCT Player. The MCT Player is available to the public starting today, November 29, 2000, as a FREE downloadable file on the company's audio station, www.On-The-I.com . The MCT Player is the first to deliver CD quality sound and the first to track multicast traffic. The MCT Player also features Staggered Erasure Protection, a patent pending technology developed by Multicast Technologies that corrects for missing data, which otherwise causes drop-outs in sound."

"Until now, there was no way to measure the audience of multicast streams. The MCT Player will finally provide this information, enabling a direct measurement of the audience for each multicast stream. Currently, most music sites provide a frustrating audio experience due to packet losses in the Internet, which cause the sound to drop-out. The new audio MCT Player corrects this problem, even for seconds of packet loss at a time."

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